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Digital Orality Vernacular Writing in Online Spaces

Digital Orality [electronic resource] : Vernacular Writing in Online Spaces / edited by Cecelia Cutler, May Ahmar, Soubeika Bahri.
1st ed. 2022.
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.
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1 online resource (XIX, 302 p.) 30 illus., 17 illus. in color.
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This volume showcases innovative research on dialectal, vernacular, and other forms of "oral," speech-like writing in digital spaces. The shift from a predominantly print culture to a digital culture is shaping people's identities and relationships to one another in important ways. Using examples from distinct international contexts and language varieties (kiAmu, Lebanese, Ettounsi, Shanghai Wu, Welsh English, and varieties of American English) the authors examine how people use unexpected codes, scripts, and spellings to say something about who they are or aspire to be. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars interested in the impact of social media on language use, style, and orthography, as well as those with a broader interest in literacy, communication, language contact, and language change. Cecelia Cutler is a Professor in the Linguistics Program at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, USA. May Ahmar is a Senior Lecturer in discipline in the Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies Department at Columbia University, New York, USA. Soubeika Bahri is an Instructor in the Modern Language Department at the University of Colorado, Denver, USA.
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Chapter 1: Introduction: A New Orality in the Digital Age
Part I: Political and Identity Stances
Chapter 2: Digital Orality? Reimagining and Reclaiming Vernacular Pronunciations Through Digitally Mediated Communication
Chapter 3: Ettounsi and Tamazight Writing on Facebook: Oral Vernaculars or New Literacies
Chapter 4: Ettounsi and Tamazight Writing on Facebook: Oral Vernaculars or New Literacies
Chapter 5: Deviant Writing and Youth Identity: Transcription of Shanghai Wu Dialect on the Internet
Part II: Performances of accents and styles
Chapter 6: Orality, Alignment, and Stance in YouTube Comments About the New York City Accent
Chapter 7: How Many s in Wales? Performing a Welsh Accent on Twitter
Chapter 8: "You're in the gym to BUILD IT BIG, not have social hour": Performing Dumb Jock Masculinity on a Male Erotic Hypnosis Messageboard
Chapter 9: Performing Politeness in Online Dating: How Orthographic Choices Signal Relationship Status
Chapter 10: Implications of Digital Orality and New Directions.
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